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Kite's Tail quilt
  • United States
  • Kite's Tail quilt, circa 1840–1870
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, quilting, appliqué, piecing
  • Object Length/Width: 243.8 x 226.1 cm
    Object Length/Width: 96 x 89 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0908

Diagonal lines of squares in red and blue. Green vine border with a red flower in each corner. The quilt reproduces a Pennsylvania quilt of 1778 and shows an abstract design of dark red and blue calicoes.